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Old 01-08-2018, 05:52 PM
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Default Drifting the RV-8

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Old 01-08-2018, 07:06 PM
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Awesome! Pay no attention to all the nay-sayers who will soon chime in! You only go-round once! The water around here never "solidifies", so we have no opportunity to do things like that. We don't get to have as much fun as you guys do!
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Old 01-08-2018, 07:31 PM
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I love it!!!
Living 3 miles from Alton Bay, Iíve landed my RV-8 on the ice in years when we had ice and no snow..
Over shooting the runway and sliding a 1/4 mile or so is just plan fun..
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Old 01-08-2018, 08:52 PM
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That's good practice I say! no one got chopped in half by the prop so all good!
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Old 01-08-2018, 09:11 PM
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Cool! That wasn't at Council Grove was it?
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Old 01-08-2018, 09:35 PM
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I would suggest there are ice conditions that will give a bit more friction than in this demo.

Also, different swivel breakouts amongst tailwheel mfgr and riggings may give a different result. Plus any winds and gusts. As we used to say with demonstration flying- only a limits demo will impress pilots. This is a demo for the non-pilot crowd.

That was impressive.
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Old 01-09-2018, 05:21 AM
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Cool! That wasn't at Council Grove was it?
This was at a private lake near Lawrence, KS. That said I am not suggesting others do this but it was something I have waited for perfect minimum conditions for many years and I must say it was one of the most fun experiences I have had with my RV and 36 years of flying. I will upload a few more videos from the GP later this week. This was a one time event for me as it was a bucket list item.
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Old 01-09-2018, 06:50 AM
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That looks suspiciously like an RV-8 that occasionally flies over my house on occasion. Cool video.

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Old 01-09-2018, 07:13 AM
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Logansc ......looks to me like he went around a couple of times!

Awesome video!
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Old 01-09-2018, 07:41 AM
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I think that was pretty awesome!
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